Cold-climate growers having luck with hybrid variety

Winegrape growers in northern states are proving it’s possible to win wine competitions with single-variety wines based on material other than vitis vinifera.

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Great season, technology has winegrapes grower beaming

“This was by far the best year we’ve ever had.”

South Georgia muscadine grape conference July 26 in Americus

With the end of summer drawing near, Georgia’s muscadine harvest season is right around the corner. While growers wait for their fruit to ripen, ... more »

North Georgia vineyard tour to show cultivation practices

Georgia’s wine industry has surged in size and popularity over the past decade, but this success didn’t happen overnight. This August, Universi... more »

Keeping up with grape canopy management

Early spring soil moisture and warm, dry conditions favor rapid grapevine development and reduced fruit and leaf disease pressure in northwest Michiga... more »

Canada invests $11M in wine sector

Canadian officials on July 10 announced an $11 million investment in the country’s wine sector. Stephen Fuhr, Member of Parliament for Kelowna La... more »

Michigan’s 2017 fruit crop down from 2016

Fruit production in Michigan for 2017 was down from 2016 for all major fruits, according to Marlo Johnson, Director of the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Reg... more »

California labor contractor penalized $646K for late pay

A labor contractor in California’s Coachella Valley region faces more than $646,000 penalties for sending paychecks late for allegedly failing to gi... more »

WSU grape virologist named assistant dean, director

Naidu Rayapati, world-renowned plant pathologist, has been named director of the Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Prosser ... more »

$1M in grants awarded for developing, promoting Pennsylvania wines

Governor Tom Wolf June 27 announced the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) has awarded grants totaling $1 million to nine projects intended to e... more »

NW Michigan’s wine industry grows with cultivars for a cold climate

New plantings of cold climate (resistant) cultivars (Marquette, Le Crescent and Frontenac gris) at Petoskey Farms Vineyard and Winery and other vineya... more »

Plants that fight back: WSU researchers combat parasitic worm

So small it can’t be seen with the naked eye, a parasitic worm called the root-knot nematode causes mammoth problems for Northwest farmers. ... more »

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